John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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How to sign up for the Virtual Server 2005 SP1 Beta

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To participate in the beta program, you need to:

  • Go to http://beta.microsoft.com. (Note: You need a Passport account to sign in.  If you don’t have one, BetaPlace will help you create one.)
     
  • Once logged into Beta Place with a Passport account, provide vssp1BetaTester as the guest account. This will take you to the nomination page for the SP1 beta.
    Note: The Guest ID is both case and space sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown.  The most common reasons for a “Guest ID is locked out” or “invalid Guest ID” error message is because you either incorrectly entered the Guest ID or you entered a space before or after entering the Guest ID in the Guest ID field. 
     
  • Follow the directions on this page to nominate yourself. You will receive an e-mail notice when you've been accepted into the program. About 24-48 hours after you receive this e-mail, you will be able to log in to Beta Place and download the SP1 beta, read the documentation, etc.
     

Enjoy!

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  • Back in January, I blogged about remembering to turn off Hyperthreading if you're running Virtual Server 2005...

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